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This is a ranking page for the hero Hector - General of Ostia from the game Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). Read on to learn the best IVs (Individual Values), best builds (Inherit Skill), weapon refinement, stats at Lv 40, and more for Hector.

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Hector Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 8.0/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) B
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Hector - General of Ostia: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
What Kind of Character Are They? Exclusive weapon allows a counterattack at any range
・High Atk/Def stats
・Increases the Atk/Spd of armored allies

Hector Skills at 5★

Might: 16  Range: 1
Unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack when attacked at HP ≧ 80%.

Cooldown Count = 3
Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 50%.

Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker.

Grants Atk/Spd+4 to armored allies within 2 spaces during combat.

Resplendent Attire Available

Resplendent Hero

Resplendent Attire has been released for Hector. With their Resplendent Attire equipped, they will have a different appearance, have new voice clips, and additionally, gain +2 to all stats. If you really like Hector or you want to make them stronger, you may want to buy a FEH pass and get the Resplendent Attire.

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Hector Best IVs

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (24) Normal HP ★★★☆☆
Atk (26) No Attack IV ★★★★☆
Spd (5) Spd Boon ★★☆☆☆
Def (11) No Def IV ★★★★★
Res (4) No Res IV ★☆☆☆☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws


The best IVs for Hector are +Def and -HP. A +Def allows him to survive blows even from powerful red units. Tanking attacks from red units means that Hector can deal with a ton of units in the game. HP is optimal as a bane.

Hector Best Builds

Refined Vantage Hector

Assist Skill IconPivot
Special Skill IconGlimmer
Passive Skill BVantage 3
Passive Skill C: -

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Wary HectorHOT

Weapon Skill IconArmads
Special Skill IconBonfire

How to Use, Explanation

An explanation is not yet available.

Source Heroes for All Skills

Hector Best Weapon Refinement

Effect of Hector's Evolved Weapon

Armads can be evolved through the Weapon Refinery but...

Pre-Evolution Post-Evolution
Armads Berserk Armads

We do not recommend evolving Armads into Berserk Armads

Armads has natural synergy with Hector's Distant Counter. When inheriting Wary Fighter, Hector will be a deadly unit in the enemy phase as he can potentially wipe out an attacking unit with a counterattack and a follow-up attack.

Berserk Armads on the other hand, has an effect identical to Wrath 3, which has overall less synergy with Hector's kit. Because of this, we recommend sticking with the standard Armads instead.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Hector Stats

Stat Rankings

Neutral Stats at Lv. 40 (5★)
Stat Total 168
HP 52 52
Rank: 3/648
Atk 36 36
Rank: 188/648
Spd 24 24
Rank: 551/648
Def 37 37
Rank: 49/648
Res 19 19
Rank: 572/648

Note that the graph reflects the units stats without bonuses from resplendent attire.

Stat Values

Lv 40+10 Stats (5★)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total'
Resplendent Base Stats
With Skills
59 59 30 44 25 209
Resplendent Base Stats 59 43 30 44 25 193
Resplendent +HP 61 42 30 43 25 193
Resplendent +Atk 58 45 30 43 25 193
Resplendent +Spd 58 42 34 43 25 194
Resplendent +Def 58 42 30 46 25 193
Resplendent +Res 58 42 30 43 28 193

See Non-Resplendent +10 Stats
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
57 57 28 42 23 207
Neutral 57 41 28 42 23 191
+HP 59 40 28 41 23 191
+Atk 56 43 28 41 23 191
+Spd 56 40 32 41 23 192
+Def 56 40 28 44 23 191
+Res 56 40 28 41 26 191

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv 40 +Skills
54 54 26 39 21 194
5★ Lv 40
54 38 26 39 21 178

See Non-Resplendent Stats at Lv 40
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 52 52 24 37 19 184
5★ Lv.40 52 36 24 37 19 168

Initial Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1
26 28 7 13 6 80

See Non-Resplendent Initial Stats at Lv 40
HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 24 26 5 11 4 70

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

47 40 23 38 26 174
50 38 21 40 24 173
Hector Icon Hector
52 36 24 37 19 168

Note: Stats bonuses from skills are not taken into account.

Hector Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Hector Roles

Hector - General of Ostia Roles
Close Physical Attack ImageClose-Physical Ranged Physical AttackRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
Exclusive Skill ImageExclusive Skill All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counter RecoveryRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher
No Legendary Hero ImageLegendary No Mythic Hero ImageMythic No Duo and Harmonized ImageDuo /
Resplendent ImageResplendent

Hector is a close physical attacker (range = 1). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat.

Hector Strengths

Guaranteed follow-up Attacks

Hector's exclusive weapon, Armads, guarantees follow-up attacks when Hector is attacked at ≧ 80%. It synergizes very well with his A skill, Distant Counter which is further discussed below.

Can Counterattack Regardless of Range

Hector's Distant Counter allows him to counterattack enemies regardlress of range, as long has they do not have abilities that neutralize this effect. Combined with Armads and Pavise, it makes him an excellent enemy phase unit.

Buff to Armored Allies

Goad Armor grants +4 Atk/Spd to armored allies that are within 2 spaces of Hector. Unlike other skills such as Hone Armor, Hector does not need to be near the ally at the start of the turn. As long as he is near when the ally enters combat, they will enjoy the benefits of this offensive buff.

Hector Weaknesses

Low Res stat

Despite Hector's high defense, his Res stat is very low. If you are attacked by a red magic unit, you will likely be taken out in one turn. Be mindful of Hector's positoning in relation to red magic users such as his daughter, Lilina.

Low Mobility

Because he is an armored unit, he can only normally move 1 space at a time. It is recommended that you inherit skills such as Armor March or Pivot to increase L!Hector's mobility.

Weak to Armor Effective Weapons

Hector takes 1.5x damage from cavalry-effective weapons like Armorslayer+, and one blow from this type of weapon is sure to take him down. Make sure you know what weapons you are up against before hopping too far into the line of battle!

Heroes with Effective Skills

Hector Teammates and Counters

Teammates for Hector

Halloween Myrrh IconHalloween Myrrh Ophelia IconOphelia Reinhardt IconReinhardt Brave Hector IconBrave Hector
Brave Ephraim IconBrave Ephraim Winter Eirika IconWinter Eirika Bridal Fjorm IconBridal Fjorm Loki IconLoki

Units that can heal and buff Hector

Although Hector has generally high stats, it always helps to pair him up with characters that are able to buff and heal him. A good example is Bridal Fjorm, who can heal, neutralize penalties, and prevent enemies from using skills that grant additional actions such as Legendary Azura's Gray Waves.

If you are intending to form an all-armored team, Winter Eirika is a great option, since she is the only armored staff user in the game. This means that she can heal Hector and enjoy armor-exclusive buffs such as Armor March 3.

Units that can deal with red magic users

Despite Hector's high defense, his Res stat sits at 19 at Lv. 40. If you are attacked by a red attribute magic user, you will likely be taken out in one turn. Because of this, it is best if you pair up L!Hector with a hero that can easily take out red foes such, as Reinhardt or Ophelia.

Hector Counters

Halloween Myrrh IconHalloween Myrrh Idunn IconIdunn Celica IconCelica Tharja IconTharja
Hana IconHana Lilina IconLilina Legendary Alm IconLegendary Alm Fallen Tiki (Young) IconFallen Tiki (Young)

Red magic users

Hector's Res stat is very low compared to his amazing Def. In fact, it only reaches 19 at Lv.40. This makes it hard for him to deal with magic users, especially red ones such as Idunn and Halloween Myrrh.

Anti-armor units

Units such as Hana have weapons like Armorslayer+, which deals 1.5x to armored units such as Hector. Always be mindful of Hectors positioning in relation to units that pose a threat to him.

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Hector - General of Ostia Only Appears as a 5 Star Hero!

Hector - General of Ostia only appears as a 5 Star Hero. We will include whether or not you should Unlock Potential for Hector - General of Ostia if a 4 Star version is released!

Unlock Potential Tier List

Hector - List of Skills


Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
6 1 No Effect 5★
8 1 No Effect 5★
11 1 No Effect 5★
16 1 Unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack when attacked at HP ≧ 80%. 5★


This Hero has no Assist skills that can be learned.


Skill Name Effect Learned At
(Cooldown Count = 3) Reduces damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 30%. 5★
(Cooldown Count = 3) Reduce damage inflicted by attacks from adjacent foes by 50%. 5★


Skill Name Effect Learned At
Enables unit to counterattack regardless of distance to attacker. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Atk +2 during combat. 5★
Grants adjacent allies Atk +3 during combat. 5★
Grants Atk/Spd+4 to armored allies within 2 spaces during combat. 5★

Hector as a Source Hero

Hector Avatar

Value of Skills ★★★★★

Inheriting Distant Counter

Hector can be used to inherit the skill Distant Counter. However, Hector is a pretty powerful unit. Unless you have similar units like V!Hector or L!Hector (or any other Hector), it is best that you do not fodder him off, and we recommend that you build around him instead.

How to Get Resplendent Hector / Illustrations / Quotes

How to Get Resplendent Hector

Obtain Via FEH Pass

FEH Pass
Distribution Date 05/10/2020 - 05/25/2020

Resplendent Hector can be obtained by buying a FEH Pass. After the distribution period has ended, they can also be purchased by FEH pass subscribers.

Feh Pass Benefits and Special Features


Illustrator Ito Misei
Attire Múspell

How to Get Hector / Illustrations / Voice Actor / Quotes

How to Get Hector

Obtain Through Regular Summon

Hector is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

▶Current Focuses and Which You Should Pull From

Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

Voice Actor
Patrick Seitz
Illustrator AKIRA
Appears In


Quotes: Special Triggered

Special Triggered Quotes are voice lines that play upon activating a Special attack.

See Special Triggered Quotes
I don’t back down!
Gutsy, aren’t you?
Enough chitchat!
Here we go!

Quotes: Castle

Castle Quotes are lines that play when a hero is interacted with in the castle.

See Castle Quotes
Fine castle you have here. It’s not really my thing to stay cooped up all day though. Let’s get to battling!
The name of my axe is Armads. It was once wielded by a legendary berserker, you know.
Once had a chance to meet the man, believe it or not. He’s one dangerous-looking fellow.
One of my best friends goes by the name of Eliwood. We spar for fun. He even wins half the time!
I’m really bored. How about we spar for a while? Don’t worry. I’ll go easy on you, friend!
Someone once told me that knights should stand their ground, but that’s really just not my style.

Lv 40 5★ Dialogue

Lv 40 5★ Dialogue become available when a hero attains Lv. 40 at 5★ rarity.

See Lv 40 Dialogue
I’m no poet, friend, so bear with me here. I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words.
But before I joined you, I thought that as long as I just kept on swinging in battle…
I’d always come out on top and bring everyone back from battle, safe and sound.
Then I noticed how you, as tactician, see the line between life and death like no one else.
Not sure why, but that hit me hard. Anyway, know that I’ve got your back—long as you’ve got mine.

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